Audit Reform Special

Report questions auditors' ethics

Research from Harvard finds auditors in India are bending the rules for the benefit of senior management at the company in which they are auditing

14 Oct 2013

European Parliament

EU moves close to imposing mandatory auditor rotation

Member states agree package of measures that will force companies to switch auditors

08 Oct 2013

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Competition Commission must roll back on audit rules

Competition Commission must heed the view of business and adopt FRC approach to audit tendering rules

28 Aug 2013

Standard Chartered could drop KPMG as its auditor

KPMG could see itself ousted as auditor of investment bank after Standard Chartered begins tendering process

28 Aug 2013

Competition watchdog urged to water down audit tendering rules

Competition Commission told to scrap five year audit tendering plans in favour of FRC’s ten year 'comply or explain' approach

27 Aug 2013

Five-year audit tender costs disproportionate

Forcing companies to tender audit work every five years could prove costly, finds Richard Crump

16 Aug 2013

Tendering changes will cost audit market £100m a year

Taken together, FRC and Competition Commission audit proposals will cost accountants and businesses £100m a year

16 Aug 2013

PCAOB proposes biggest shake-up to US audit reports since 1940s

America's accountancy watchdog wants auditors to reveal more information about the listed companies they audit

14 Aug 2013

FRC rubbishes mandatory five year audit tendering

FRC warns five year tendering could result in a "sham process" that will undermine competition

13 Aug 2013

Colin: Wheel of Fortune

Colin comments on the state of the audit market

06 Aug 2013

Another day, another audit rotation

The new fashion of appointing fresh auditors has yet to extend outside the Big Four

05 Aug 2013

PwC replaces Deloitte as auditors of Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown describes 50 year audit tenures as "embarrassing" as fund seller switches auditors to PwC from Deloitte

30 Jul 2013

Unilever puts PwC audit up for tender

Consumer goods giant first FTSE 100 business to change auditors following Competition Commission measures

29 Jul 2013

Mid-tier handed "permission to play" in FTSE 350 audit market

While not perfect, Competition Commission audit reforms means it is in the mid-tier's hands to pick up work

24 Jul 2013

FRC audit rules should have been given time to take root

Mandatory five year audit tendering will do little to improve competition for FTSE 350 work

23 Jul 2013

Competition questions over mandatory audit tendering

Profession raises question over merits of Competition Commission mandatory tendering rules

22 Jul 2013

Competition Commission outlines five-year audit tenders

Auditors to bid for work every five years under new competition rules; but avoid mandatory rotation

22 Jul 2013

America has put the mockers on EU audit reform

Decision to prohibit mandatory rotation in the US puts question mark over EU audit policy

10 Jul 2013

US accountants applaud mandatory audit rotation block

US decision to prohibit mandatory audit rotation sends "clear message" to end debate in Europe

09 Jul 2013

Barclays defends Big Four audit role

Current banking audit rules "working for shareholders", Barclays claims in Competition Commission submission

01 Jul 2013

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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